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Up Your Organic

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Personal Care at 2:22 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

It’s time to take your organic to the next level. How’s that you ask? Well while you may already be in the process of cleaning up your diet with more organic fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. It’s time to consider what’s in your beauty products. Unfortunately when it comes to the cosmetic industry, the effects go deeper than just the skin.

Conventional beauty products use thousands of synthetic chemicals in their products. These products are found in everything from shampoos, nail-polish, lipsticks, perfumes, and shaving creams. One of the most common chemicals found in cosmetic products include phthalates. Phthalates are a group of synthetic plasticizers and solvents. It is estimated that 100% of all fragrances and 86% of hair gels include di-ethyl phthalate.

There are many studies looking into the reproductive effects of phthalates. A study performed on 295 children born in New York City correlated a relationship between the mother’s urine phthalate levels and a reduced alertness and orientation in children at birth. On a follow-up study, the children were tested again at ages 4-9.  The higher the prenatal exposure to phthalates were in the mother, the worse the aggression, attention, emotional control and executive functioning observed in the children.

Another chemical often in beauty products is lead. Lead is found in over 650 cosmetic products including sunscreens, foundation, nail colors, lipsticks and whitening toothpaste. Lead is a proven neurotoxin, linked to learning, language and behavioral problems. It has also been linked to miscarriage, reduced fertility in men and women, and delays in puberty onset in girls.

Unfortunately the list of toxic chemicals goes on. Other top chemicals found in beauty products include parabens, ethylene oxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and aluminum.

Now is the time to come check out all of our certified organic beauty products at LuckyVitamin.com. We have all natural lipsticks, deodorants, nail colors, women’s perfume, make-up removers and so much more!  For a limited time, you can save up to 50% off during our Spring Beauty Sale. Remember the next time you worry about how you look on the outside, it’s just as important to consider what it may be doing to you on the inside.

Reference:
http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=59

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